Colonel Wilkerson on George W. Bush's Iraq War and Trump's Possible Iran War | Facebook
This former official says the Trump admin is priming Americans for war with Iran — and he would know, since he helped George W. Bush do the same for Iraq
I realized that we had probably pulled the wool over the American people's eyes and certainly over the international community's eyes and so I felt pretty low about it. I wish I had resigned. One of the things that disturbs me most about this is that the same tactics are being used as we're using 2002 and early 2003 with regard to Iraq, the same people, the same tactics the same litany the same strategy, the same everything. and yet there seems to be as more of a doll called the American people. We are the United States of amnesia. There seems to be no reasonable attitude out there about this that hey we've seen this before We do not need to do this. We've been at war for 17 years now, but that's the problem we have in this country. No one remembers these things no one associates them with the President of the future and we keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Indeed, the Facts and Iraq behavior show that Saddam who's saying and his regime are concealing their efforts to produce more weapons of Mass destruction. I listen to him present. I realized that the six days and seven nights that we've been preparing his presentation had not allowed me to look at the whole thing to understand exactly what he was saying, particularly the part where he connected the 911 attacks, the terrorist Organization with which. And others in the intelligence community knew was a real stretch. So this was bogus information. we were putting out at the United Nations and Richard Chaney, the vice President in George Tenant. The DCI knew that it was bogus information and never told the Secretary of State. It was one of the lowest points. if not the lowest points in my professional life and Powell has said I shall ever be ever be remembered for that moment at the United Nations. Talking about Iraq, WMD Isis. Ride my fellow citizens at this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger. This decision in 2003 to invade Iraq was will be ever interpreted by historians as a catastrophic strategic mistake. What we did when we invaded Iraq was violated 40 plus years of US foreign insecurity policy. We destroyed the. Power in the Persian golf and we started what is going on now and probably will be going on for years to come. this massive chaos, killing death, starvation States failing and so forth, Syria, Libya, Iraq and possibly Lebanon. Maybe Jordan what we have is chaos and we produce that chaos. Just as sure as we produce the chaos, we produced Isis. we produced all of this. Really unwise decision in 2003 to Invader Act the campaign to convince the American people to support the war in Iraq, which is quite effective and when you consider it was built on a House of lies, it was quite effective. Iran is not this kind of threat that we're saying she is they don't even have nuclear weapons. Israel is sitting on top of two or 300 nuclear weapons. It may deny it all day long, but it's got nuclear weapons serve. Ryan does not have nuclear weapons and in my consideration it stop trying to build nuclear weapons early in the two thousands. I think there's a real problem in this country right now, with the fact that we've been at war for 17 years, less than one percent of the country is bleeding and dying for the other 99 percent, those young men and Come from the less affluent and the less educated they come from the poor. That's who's fighting your wars for you right now and maybe many people out there who will say, thank you for your service. but what you're really doing is swinging your own guilt because that's what we've been doing for 17 years. We need to stop doing this as a young man. 21 years old, I went to Vietnam. I went to award that was built on lives as an older man. I was chief of staff at the State Department and watched another war unfold built on. The war with Iraq now we are getting ready to go to war with another country Iran on another House of lies, We need to prevent that.